Interpret Scotland was launched in 2000 and was an interagency initiative between:
- Forest Enterprise
- Historic Scotland
- National Museum of Scotland
- Scottish Museums Council
- Scottish Natural Heritage
- The National Trust for Scotland
- The Scottish Parliament
These organisations came together to help each other in a common cause:
- to improve the quality and quantity of interpretation in Scotland;
- to promote co-ordination at local and strategic level;
- to share resources, expertise and experience to avoid duplicating effort.
Interpret Scotland functioned for 9 years and produced 19 high quality magazines, delivered a number of excellent training courses, promoting and connecting interpreters across Scotland and encouraging best practice in enhancing visitor experiences at cultural and natural heritage sites in Scotland.
The Interpret Scotland journal was published twice a year and was distributed free on request.